What are the dark spots?
Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, occur when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual. Melanin gives the eyes, skin, and hair their color. Dark spots on the skin are not a cause for concern and do not need treatment, though people may choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons.
Dark spots mostly affect the following areas:
Back of hand
Causes of dark spots.
There are many causes of dark spots on the body these include:
Medication side effects.
However, many people are asking how to get rid of these dark spots, below are some recipes you can use to get rid of dark spots.
1. Papaya dark spots’ face masks
3 tablespoons of mashed ripe papaya
1 tablespoon honey
Combine mashed papaya and honey in a bowl, mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your cleansed face and leave it for 15-20 minutes, wipe the mixture off with a clean damp cloth. Repeat this 3-4 times a week to get the desired result.
2. Fresh tomato juice dark spots face mask
1 tablespoon fresh tomato juice
½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix 1 tablespoon tomato juice with ½ tablespoon lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face or on the affected area, allow it to dry. Then dab some water on your face and give a massage of 2-3 minutes before wiping it off with a clean damp cloth and rinse it off. Repeat it 3-4 times a week at the night. Lemon juice can react in the sun so avoid applying any face masks and go in the sun.
A combination of tomatoes and lemon juice helps in reducing dark spot and keeps the skin
3. Aloe Vera dark spots face masks.
1 tablespoon of aloe Vera gel
½ vitamin E oil capsule
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Mix aloe Vera gel, vitamin E oil, and lemon juice into a creamy paste. Apply the mixture on your face, and massage it in circular motions for 4 minutes. Leave the mask on your face for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
4. Turmeric powder dark spot remover.
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of fresh yogurt
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal
Mixing all the ingredients. Apply the mixture on your face or on the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water massage your face or the affected area for 5 minutes to get rid of dead cells. Repeat twice a week.
5. Buttermilk dark spot face mask.
1 tablespoon of ground rolled oats.
1-2 tablespoons of buttermilk.
Mix all ingredients to make a fine paste. Apply it on the affected area and massage for 3 minutes. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a week.
6. Potato dark spots’ face mask
½ tablespoon fresh potato juice.
½ teaspoon lemon juice.
½ teaspoon of almond oil
Grate one medium-size potato and squeeze the juice out of it. Mix lemon juice and almond oil with potato juice. Apply (daily) on your face, and massage it in circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Let it stay for 20 minutes. Wipe it off with a clean damp cloth and then wash with water.
7. Sandalwoood powder dark spots’ face mask
1 tablespoon sandalwood powder
2 tablespoons rose water
½ teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and lemon juice to make a fine paste. Apply it to a cleansed face or on the affected area. Leave it to dry and then rinse it off.